The Thunderbird has returned home to its boathouse at the Thunderbird Lodge! Since late summer of 2015 the boat has been undergoing maintenance. After 75 years, the entire mahogany bottom was replanked. The crew worked very hard to finish this difficult work. Come check out one of the most beautiful boats in the world on the Thunderbird Lodge Cruise & Tour this summer!
The Tahoe is available for private charter for the July 3rd fireworks in King's beach and the 4th of July fireworks on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe can hold up to 18 passengers for these events and can pickup and drop off at various locations around the lake. Passengers can bring aboard their own food or the Cruise Tahoe staff can help coordinate catering. A fully stocked bar is available on the boat to purchase alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Call (775)230-8907 for reservations and watch the shows from the best seat on the lake!
Sundays and Mondays we are offering a new public cruise called the Historic East Shore Cruise! This cruise will depart from Zephyr Cove at 11am and return around 1:30pm. A deli style lunch will be served on the boat during the cruise as you take in some of Tahoe's best views. The cruise includes a guided narration of the fascinating East Shore history with views of Tahoe's most lavish estates and stunning scenery. Sights include Cave Rock, the gated community of Glenbrook, Skunk Harbor and the Thunderbird Lodge. Book today! (775)230-8907
Every year we take as much time as we can to work on the "Tahoe" and get her looking beautiful for the season. While the integrity of the of the boat remains excellent (built to Lloyd's of London specifications) wood boats require a significant amount of maintenance and TLC. The job is never done!
On top of this annual maintenance, we have our annual Coast Guard inspections. We are often asked about the Coast Guard and their involvement with inspecting commercial vessels and here is some information on the process...
Any commercial vessel carrying more than six paying passengers is required to be inspected by the US Coast Guard. They visually inspect the boat, test all safety systems and require the crew perform a "man overboard" drill while the boat is underway. The Coast Guard brings in a specially trained team from San Francisco for the inspections. Furthermore, every five years these vessels have to be hauled out of the water so that the Coast Guard may do an even more thorough inspection below the water line. Our vessel "Tahoe" has just successfully completed her five year inspection! Thanks to our hardworking team, and endless coats of varnish, she is looking better than ever and ready to go back in the water!
We will be ready to start cruising any day now! Schedule a cruise with Cruise Tahoe to take advantage of this beautiful early season weather!
The cover is off and the Cruise Tahoe team is hard at work getting ready for the 2015 season. Can't wait to see you on the Lake!